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move to drop their nuclear program. members of north korea's national defense commission said the proposal was unacceptable. they called on the security counsel to retract economic penalties imposed after the country's latest missile launch and nuclear tests and demanded that u.s. and south korean commanders suspend military exercises currently under way in the south. the commission members also said the military forces and the people of north korea are closely watching what steps the u.s. and its followers will take. the remark suggests that there is still room for dialogue with the u.s. and south korea. >>> south korea's foreign minister is playing go between in an effort to keep an annual summit with japan and china on the calendar. yun byung-se in seoul says he will also raise the north korea issue. officials have been preparing to host the summit in late may. a diplomatic source saying young is expected to meet the other foreign ministers. the source says yung will try to convince the two ministers to proceed with the talks as planned. they believe it's too early to hold
a strong defense force is part of china's modernization. the paper refers indirectly to the united states. it says the country has strengthenned it's asia-pacific military alliances and they have expanded in the region and makes the situation tenser. the report first directly to japan regarding the sankaku islands. china and taiwan claim them. the white paper also gives details on military event. it says they carried out exercises in the pacific about ten times since 2007. >> the chinese military must protect our country's sovereignty and marine interests. >> for the first time they revealed a defense person break down. china says they have 2.3 million troops. but it didn't list the number of strategic missile units or armed police. >> no issue of territorial sovereignty exists over the sankaku islands. china's comments and claims are unacceptable. >> he added that the government will protect japan's water, land, and air space. >>> executives of japanese telecom giant softbank said they will go ahead and complete the buyout of the third largest u.s. telecom operator sprint nextel on july
heard in my entire 64 years. what is this nonsense that they are spreading? >> the u.s. defense secretary has reiterated the u.s. .ommitment to israel's security jon kay geomet israel's prime minister on tuesday. they have been discussing the terms terms of a multibillion- dollar arms deals. -- chuck hagel visited the prime minister on tuesday. >> israel appreciates deeply the support, the military and security support, that it enjoys from the united states. it reflects a very deep alliance between our two countries in the defense of our common interests and values. nowhere are these values and interests challenged more than by the arming of the terrorist groups by iran with sophisticated weapons. equally, iran los attempt to arm itself with nuclear weapons. >> a palestinian prisoner has agreed to in his hunger strike in exchange for an early release. samer issawi has been refusing food for the past eight months. the strike has led to weeks of protest against israel detention policies. he was due to remain and prison until 2029 but will now be released this year. for more on thi
in boston the defense against terrorists is putting some companies that are not well known names into the spotlight. jackie deangelis working that angle. >> good afternoon. the boston bombings brings attention back to security and safety issues here at home. there definitely are some companies that could see an uptick from increased orders in security software and equipment. oppenheimer highlighting video monitors and communications, interception solutions that enable realtime online tracking of suspicious activities. companies like nice systems and verint both leaders in that space. crt capital feeling other significant sporting events will respond to the boston incident by stepping up their security measures as well. crt adding osi systems, american science and engineering, and also flir systems to the list of their names to watch. there are also security monitoring equipment companies like honeywell. honeywelcome pets in this space with united technologies and tyco international which also offers various security monitoring technology equipment. ingersoll rand, they have a sec
challenges in trimming the defense budget has this program is in some ways singular in terms of its cost overrides, it's delays in the way it's been structured to as a right and a piece, it's most effective defense advocate will not be all of its radars and sensors and missiles and stealth technology and ability to fly at superfast. it may be the way it's designed to avoid coverage in washington. >> german finance minister wolfgang schauble was in washingtwashingt on today. he said he expects the european economy to begin improving in 2014 lead at a slower rate than the united states in developing nations. mr. schauble is attending the g20 finance ministry meetings. from the council on foreign relations, this is an hour. [inaudible conversations] >> be careful. >> ladies and gentlemen i am carla hills. i'm cochair of the council on foreign relations and we are privileged indeed to have with us the honorable wolfgang schauble, a highly experienced german government official who is currently serving as minister of finance. you have his resume and we are running late so to maximize their t
of defense. we built a strengthened homeland security enterprise and a more secure america, better to face the challenges we face. the president'sle budget allows us to build on the progress by preserving core front line operations priorities. at the same time, given the current fiscal environment, this is the third straight year that our budget requests reflects a deduction from the previous year. our request is $800 million below the f.y. 2013 enacted budget. our mission has nod changed and we continue to face evolving threats. we've become more strategic how we use these resources. this is coupled with a unprecedented with a fiscal discipline that has led to $4 billion in cost reductions over the past four years in a process we call efficiency review. before i get to the nuts and bolts of the budget i want to talk about sequestration. >> excuse me. can i ask you to pause a little bit longer. if you could pause for a moment dub. we want to get this quarum ieve we have a .nd if i can find -- here we go i would like to take this opportunity to conduct a brief business meeting -- to consi
without using components made by potential adversaries, and i gave a talk at national defense university in washington three years ago, and they said, yeah, we kind of know that, but the defense contractors control congress, and nobody cares. okay, i'm not a defense guy. i'm talking to military officers. you guys worry about it. now, if you don't mind the idea of the u.s. being dependent for its defense on a hostile deck at a timer ship, go ahead. t somebody else about it, but that's part of free trade. other nations manage this stuff. the u.s. historically prior to the end of the cold war had controls on this stuff because we understood that you need descril base, not just for economic reasons, but also for security. now, interestingly enough, this ties back into american history because i mentioned al exapedder hamilton before. one of the reasons that he became a protectionist, and he was the lone economist among the founding fathers, the guy who turned this country in that direction. he talked to general washington and said, look, if we just have free trade in the new country pee put
of the bad parts of it, i.e. europe, and that takes you to what we call defensive growth, defensive growth, as you say, is health care, is tapels, parts of the media, parts of the technology space, as well, clearly defensive growth. and then the other part of the bar bell, we want to take advantage of some of those attractive valuations in equities and in europe. we would rather go into financials selectively and look at those insurance companies, those banks, as well, which is perhaps have sold off more in the market than the recent pullback and look at all of those companies which have improving or strong capital positions. and you end up looking at some of the german insurers and the swiss bank. they look pretty strong for us. >> jonathan, thanks very much for that. . >>> today is also worldwide -- in china, "worldwide exchange" in china day. i'm in hong kong because i've just spent the weekend at the china entrepreneur's club annual meeting of green companies in china. i've just come back from there and the china entrepreneur's club is a group 50, 51 of the leading ceos of the private
the overall challenges of trimming the defense budget. this program is in sularecause , delays, and the weight has been structured. -- weight has been structured. it's most defensive effective attribute may not be all of its radars and since ours -- sensors and missiles. it may well be the way it's been designed to evade budget cutters in washington. sunday at 8:00 on c-span q&a. >> earlier today postmaster general donahoe spoke at the national press club, speaking about postal reform ahe saturday delivery. here's what he had to say. >> congress faces a simple choice. give the organization the flexibility to operate more effectively. in case you're wondering what that cost might be, the cost of ,ropping up our broken model including resolving all the debts and the false we currently can't afford to pay, might be in the neighborhood of $58 billion trade that's just through 2017. it would be completely unnecessary. it may shock you to learn that the postal service could be profitable today, and in the long-term future. we just need to operate differently. i'm optimistic. i'm optimistic that cong
challenges of terming the defense budget. this program is in someway singular in terms of its costs and delays in the way it has been structured. as i write in the piece, it's most effective defense attribute may not be all of its radars and sensors and missiles and stealth technology and ability to have -- it might be the design to evade budget covers from washington. washington post senior correspondent sunday at 8 p.m. on c-span's "q&a." >> secretary of state john kerry and mexican foreign secretary spoke to reporters following the meeting in washington. they expressed condolences for the people of boston. the two leaders met to discuss u.s.-mexico relations, immigration reform, and president obama's trip to mexico next month. >> good morning, everybody. before we begin, i want to just say that as a father and grandfather, my thoughts are of course in my hometown right now, boston, where events are still unfolding and the entire city is on lockdown. we are continuing to learn every moment about the attack on monday and the pursuit of justice following it. it is fair to say that t
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